What is “La Cage Aux Folles”? and How in the World do you Pronounce it?

Some of you know the answers to these burning questions, but not everyone does! So please allow us to enlighten you!

It’s pronounced “La Cahge o Fol” — Say it with a FRENCH ACCENT! It’s FUN! And when you come to the show, get ready to laugh like crazy!

REMEMBER THE MOVIE “THE BIRDCAGE”, WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS AND NATHAN LANE? That hysterically funny movie is the film version of “La Cage”! It’s an uplifting musical about the love of family that celebrates being proud of who you are. The show focuses on Georges and Albin, two men partnered for-better-or-worse. After 20 years of unwedded bliss Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a right wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’ — Albin and Georges run a drag queen nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “straight” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results!


Evita at Interlakes Summer Theatre

Mikey LoBalsamo ad Ashley Landroche star as Juan and Eva Peron in Interlakes Summer Theatre’s Evita July 5th-July 15th.

It’s getting close! The Interlakes Summer Theatre is quickly moving into the Inter-Lakes Auditorium at One Laker Lane, Meredith. Evita, the Pop-Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber, a biographical story of the life of Eva Peron, wife of President Peron of Argentina, will open on July 5th and run Wednesdays through Sundays through July 15th. Shows are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30, Sundays at 5:00 with matinees on Thursdays at 2:00. Senior Tickets are $32., Adults, $35. and Kids $25. Friday Night Special-All tickets are $25.

The Interlakes Summer Theatre is celebrating it’s 11th year of bringing professional musical theatre to the Lakes Region. Over the last 10 years, the theatre is proud to brag that 28 Alumni have gone on to sign Broadway contracts! Our audiences look forward to the new crop of interns and actors each season to follow through their careers! This production of Evita will be directed and choreographed by Gustavo Wons, who has had a prolific Broadway career. Gustavo brings a unique perspective to the story as he is native Argentinian.

The show will star Ashley Landroche Whalley as Eva Peron, with Mikey LoBalsamo as Juan Peron. Che will be played by tenor, Mario Castro, And Giovanni Beatty will play Magaldi. Manhattan School of Music grad, Stephanie Anne Christianson will play Juan Peron’s Mistress.

Music Director, Alexander Tom, Associate Music Director is Adam Rineer, Production Stage Manager, John Findlay, Set and Sound Design by Nate Sullivan, Costume Design by Carly Sponzo and Lighting Design by Allison Newcombe.

For tickets and info call 603 707-6035 or visit interlakestheatre.com or visit us at the Interlakes Community Auditorium Box Office.

Photo Caption: Mikey LoBalsamo ad Ashley Landroche star as Juan and Eva Peron in Interlakes Summer Theatre’s Evita July 5th-July 15th.

Rising Stars of 2018

The Interlakes Summer Theatre will present their Annual Straw Hat Revue on July 1st with a pasta buffet by The Mug Restaurant (celebrating their 5oth year!) at 5:00 and the show at 6:00 at The Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. This event serves as a thank you to our many patron donors. If you have made a donation in the past year, you should be receiving an invitation in the mail this week. If you do not receive one, please call 603 707-6035 so we can get you on the guest list. New donors always welcome!

Going into our 11th season, this year’s show is entitled “Rising Stars of 2018”. We are proud that in the last 10 years, 28 of our performers have gone on to sign Broadway contracts! This year’s company promises to be another talented group and the Straw Hat Revue is your chance to get a “first look”.

See you in the lobby!

Show Boat

Classic MGM Movie Musical with a gorgeous score-sings like “Make Believe”, “Can’t Help Lovin That Man”, “Ol Man River”. Starring soprano Julia Suriano (West Side Story/My Fair Lady) and ILST favorite, Mikey LoBalsamo (8 shows including Addams Family, The Producers) welcoming back Victoria Benkoski (South Pacific), Kristine Palka, and Austin Carroll (interns last summer), and introducing Opera Singer Earl Hazell all the way from Phoenix Arizona. Directed and choreographed by our most prolific award winning director Brian Feehan.

July 18th – July 29th

SHOW BOAT is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

Family Friendly Ventriloquist Coming to Meredith

The Interlakes Summer Theatre will be sponsoring a special event at the Inter-Lakes Auditorium, One Laker Lane in Meredith on Monday July 9th at 2:00. Donna Marie and Friends, will entertain kids of all ages. Donna Marie has performed all over New England and even appeared on the Disney Channel! Tickets for all are $10.00. To purchase tickets visit interlakestheatre.com or call 603 707-6035.